Stories tagged: "abortion rights"


Photo via Sen. Lisa Grafstein / Graphic by Desiree Tapia for Cardinal & Pine
Meet Your New North Carolina Lawmakers: State Sen. Lisa Grafstein of Raleigh

Democrat Lisa Grafstein was elected to the state Senate in November following a long career as a civil rights attorney. During her career, Grafstein focused on fighting for the rights and freedoms of those living with disabilities.

An abortion rights demonstrator tries to block an anti-abortion group at the Women's March, which largely focused on abortion rights, at Freedom Plaza in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
Republicans Want to Create a Government-Run, Anti-Abortion Website and Collect Pregnant Women’s Personal Information

Republicans have introduced a bill that would create a federal anti-abortion website that provides misleading information about abortion, directs women to health “centers” that pressure them not to have abortions, and could even collect their personal information to share with anti-abortion groups.

Containers of the medication used to end an early pregnancy sit on a table inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, Oct. 29, 2021, in Fairview Heights, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
NC Restricts Access to the FDA-Approved Abortion Pill. This Doctor Is Fighting Back.

Under state law, any physician prescribing the abortion pill mifepristone to patients must be in the same room with them at a certified surgical facility when they take the pills, despite FDA rules to the contrary.

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Abortion Rights, Medicaid Expansion, and School Funding: What North Carolina’s 2023 Legislative Session Means for You

North Carolina's Republican-led legislature could expand Medicaid to cover 600,000 more residents this year, but they could also try to ban abortion in the state, robbing their constituents of their reproductive freedom.

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016 because of the mega-controversial HB2. The bill cost the state billions in economic activity and made it the center of controversy. This year's state legislative session has the potential to be as controversial.  (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
This Is Going to Be a Very Bad Year at the North Carolina State Legislature

North Carolina’s GOP lawmakers are not moving in mysterious ways this time. At the first opportunity, they will pounce on reproductive freedom and LGBTQ+ rights.

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2015 photo, Rev. William Barber speaks at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Civil Rights Leader Rev. Barber Wrote a Letter to Lame-Duck Democrats. Here’s What He Had To Say. 

In a letter addressing the US Senate leader, Barber said it’s time for these lawmakers to “show the people who worked tirelessly to keep them in power that they are ready to go to work for them.” 

The Pride flag flies in uptown Charlotte. (Shutterstock)
Feeling Generous This Holiday Season? Our Picks for Worthy Do-Gooders to Donate To In North Carolina

It's been a perilous year for voting rights and women's health, among other things. Here's who is helping if you want to contribute.